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Old 01-20-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Are there any...Shareware..

...Music and video programs in Linux,Linux specific i mean?
And is something like Lime Wire able to run on Xbuntu.
I finnally got through all of my install problems,thanks to my no quit attitude, strong dislike for Billy Boy and to all of you out here.Thanks everyone!
So now i type with Xbuntu on my Hd and i am loving it..very user friendly(once installed Grr..,nice stripped down features,Fast,fast on this old p=3,512 mb of ram...On this note,i have been reading that Damn small Linux might be a good choice for my old system,i have heard it is super fast,super stripped and will cover my needs,which are music,online school,and surfing,so what do you all think?..If i went with DSL would i see a large speed increase and be able to do all i need? Where can i find a download of the latest,to burn a test CD?
Maybe everyone can take a look at all of my questions and offer your expertise.
I gather if am able to use Lime Wire i am going to come across an infected file..That is just a given on that child hackers playground! I am still not clear on how an infected file cannot travel on Linux?..
Thanks all.
Old 01-20-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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Infections on Linux are quite different then they are in windows...
If a file is infected with a windows virus, unless that file is running inside of wine with root privileges it can't harm the system, same with a Linux virus as long as you don't run things as root the file can't hurt the system at all (your home directory is another matter though).

The reason why an infected file can't do damage on a Linux system is because of the way the privileges are setup, since the virus is running under your user account it can only harm the things you can, since a user can only write in it's home directory and in tmp those are the only places the virus can infect. Now if you run a program with root privileges and one of the files that the program is running is infected then it can infect your entire system, so thats why it is advised never to run anything yo would do day-to-day as root, always use a non-privileged account, the only time you really need to be root is to change something in the system.
Old 01-20-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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For additional software learn how to use Xubuntu package management. You'll find (almost) everything you need is just a couple of mouse clicks away.
DSL won't be much faster on your system, you have plenty of RAM for Xubuntu.

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Old 01-20-2008, 09:35 PM   #4
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If i went with DSL would i see a large speed increase and be able to do all i need?
I agree with Emerson you won't see much change, I say stay with what you have, use it, learn it.

And is something like Lime Wire able to run on Xbuntu.
Give giFT a try I've heard it's better than Limewire.
Old 01-20-2008, 11:20 PM   #5
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Back in my P3 days I used blackbox (on freebsd), and it was pretty fast. Blackbox is now dead, but its successor is fluxbox -- and there's actually a Fluxbuntu distro. I have no idea how good it is, since I've never tried it.

There's nothing wrong with xfce -- I quite happily used it for a while -- so there's no good reason to switch unless you like checking out new things for their own sake.

That being said, installing new distros is a good way to learn more about linux

And there's no better way to find something out than to try it yourself.
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Please can you write entire thread titles because it's better to give as much info as you can about your question. You have been told about this in another thread.
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I am aware of my errors and correcting them.

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